Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University announces seminar on Risk CommunicationOne of the most relevant (but rarely researched and scarcely reported) chapters in the communication policies' doctrine is the process of effective and accurate information of 'risks'. Too often today journalists and scientists are used as pawns in regulatory debates onenvironment and health risks. They often find it difficult to communicate on these topics, and to use the scientific information to encourage dialogue and understanding rather than to generate fear or misperception.In order to address this issue, a number of eminent journalists, science communicators, risk communications professionals and concerned scientists have united to develop a three-day seminar in Brussels for professionals and students interested or involved in the area of thecommunication of scientific results related to risks/crises/hazards. The seminar: 'Risk Communication: a future challenge in a globalised world' is organised by the Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University in cooperation with the European Journalism Centre and Brussels' Vesalius College. It will take place on 28-30 July 2006 at the International Press Centre in Brussels. The programme of the seminar is now available at this Web site.
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